Eucalyptus eucalyptus radiata
Description: Eucalyptus has a fresh sharp and very unique smell. It has a water type viscosity and can grow up to 300 feet tall. The tree uses a lot of water to grow and has been planted to help dry up land.
Properties: Antiseptic, Astringent, Deodorant, Diuretic, Sedative and Vasoconstrictor
Historical Uses: Eucalyptus has been used in everything from cough and throat medicines to ointments. This oil has a calming effect and has been known to help breathing and to open air passages.
More Information on Eucalyptus:
Use aromatically to improve concentration, relieve respiratory problems and assist with hay fever and headaches. (This oil also may be diffused as an insect repellant)
Dilute and gargle to help with sore throat.
Use topically to help with muscle aches and congestion.
Blends well With: Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Thyme
Eucalyptus Essential Oil Application:
Can be used aromatically
Can be used topically (Dilute for young or sensitive skin)
Congestion Diffuser Blend
3 drops Peppermint essential oil
2 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
2 drops Melaleuca essential oil
1 drop Lemon essential oil
ACV Conditioner Blend for Dandruff
6-8 drops Eucalyptus
1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Cup Water
Blend water and ACV, add eucalyptus oil to the mix. After shampooing hair apply blend to hair and scalp and massage in. Let blend sit in hair for about 2 minutes, rinse with water. Vinegar smell will diminish as hair dries.